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March, 11, 1502 A.D.:
Shah Ismail Becomes King


After 12 years of fighting with over 50 tribal, and regional leaders, the coronation ceremony of Shah Ismail, the founder of the Safavid dynasty took place in Tabriz. By declaring Shiite, the official faith he created a new center of power among Muslims. His other source of power came from being Tur... Read Full Article:


June, 21, 1503 A.D.:
Shah Ismail Defeats Ak Koyunlu Leader


While trying to beseige Darband in 1488, Sheikh Heydar (Shah Ismail's father), was killed by allied forces of the Shervanshah king Farrokh Yasar, and the Ak Koyunlu leader Soltan Yaghub. Soltan Yaghub imprisoned Ismail, his mother and two of his brothers. Soltan Yaghub died on Jan, 2, 1490 and Isma... Read Full Article:


May, 4, 1507 A.D.:
Portuguese Occupy Hormoz Island


Eight years after the first invasion of the Persian Gulf by admiral Albuquerque, the Portuguese navy occupies the Hormoz island with more troops. This marks the start of western invasion of the Middle East. In a decree issued by Pope Alexander VI in 1493, eastern islands were granted to the Portugue... Read Full Article:


September, 3, 1508 A.D.:
Shah Ismail Appoints Governor Of Khuzestan


Shah Ismail, the founder of the Safavid dynasty appointed Khadem Beyk as the governor of the Khuzestan province. The southern part of Mesopotamia, today's Iraq including Basra were included in the domain of Khadem Beyk without any change to Iran's map of provinces. Ismail's reign was marked by enorm... Read Full Article:


December, 2, 1510 A.D.:
The Battle Of Marv


The Battle of Marv took place on Dec, 2, 1510 and ended with a decisive victory for the Safavid Dynasty over the Uzbek invasion of Khorasan. As a result, Persia regained control of the Greater Khorasan: north-eastern and east of present Iran, southern parts of present day Turkmenistan, and western a... Read Full Article:


November, 24, 1512 A.D.:
Battle of Ghazdewan: Uzbeks Defeat Safavid-Mughal Alliance


After the defeat of Babur at the Battle of Kul Malek he applied for assistance to Biram Khan Karamanloo who commanded for the Safavid Persian Shah Ismail I at Balkh and who sent a detachment to support him, on the arrival of which the Uzbeks withdrew from the country of Hisar. But Babur after the si... Read Full Article:


August, 23, 1514 A.D.:
The 16th Chaldoran Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East


By Akhilesh Pillalamarri August 21, 2014 Chaldiran (چالدران) today is a small, sleepy town in northwestern Iran near the Turkish border. Yet, nearly five hundred years ago to the day, on August 23, 1514, the plains outside of Chaldiran groaned under the weight of men and horses and thundered ... Read Full Article:


August, 23, 1514 A.D.:
The 16th Chaldoran Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East


By Akhilesh Pillalamarri August 21, 2014 Chaldiran (چالدران) today is a small, sleepy town in northwestern Iran near the Turkish border. Yet, nearly five hundred years ago to the day, on August 23, 1514, the plains outside of Chaldiran groaned under the weight of men and horses and thundered ... Read Full Article:


August, 23, 1514 A.D.:
Shah Ismail Loses The Chaldoran War


Sultan Salim of the Ottomans mobilized an army to attack the new Iranian government headed by Shah Ismail on April, 23, 1514. Sultan Salim had seized power in battles against his brother in 1512. Iran's announcement of Shiite faith as the official religion had raised red flags among Ottomans who cal... Read Full Article:


September, 8, 1514 A.D.:
Ottoman Sultan Selim Captures Tabriz


Selim I defeated Ismā'il at the Battle of Chaldoran in 1514. Ismā'il's army was more mobile and their soldiers were better prepared but the Ottomans prevailed due in large part to their efficient modern army, and possession of artillery, black powder and muskets. Ismā'il was wounded and almost ca... Read Full Article:


August, 24, 1516 A.D.:
500 Years Ago, Battle of Marj Dabiq Changed the Middle East Forever


*** Forget Sykes-Picot: the Battle of Marj Dabiq is what drew the modern map. By Akhilesh Pillalamarri August 23, 2016 Five centuries ago, the contours of the modern Middle East were shaped through a series of Ottoman battles. The outcomes of these battles—which shaped the region’s politics, dem... Read Full Article:


May, 23, 1524 A.D.:
Shah Ismail Safavi Dies


Shah Ismail, the founder of the great Safavi dynasty died after 23 years of reign. He reunited Iran under one central government and extended the borders almost to the same extent of the Sassanid empire. He announced 12 imam Shiite faith as Iran's official religion. He was a great warrior but did no... Read Full Article:


February, 18, 1529 A.D.:
Habsburg-Persian Alliance Against Ottomans


(Wikipedia) - During the reign of the Iranian Shah Ismail, exchanges occurred between him and Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor), and Ludwig II of Hungary in view of combining against the Turks. Charles, then king of Spain as Charles I, sent an envoy to propose an alliance to the Shah of Iran between 15... Read Full Article:


July, 12, 1534 A.D.:
Tabriz Captured By Ottomans


20 years after Iranians were defeated in Chaldoran, Kanuni Sultan Soleyman seized Tabriz again while Shah Tahmasp Safavi was busy at war with Uzbeks and revolting brothers. One of the main reasons behind Iranians defeat was lack of firearms such as cannons and rifles which were widely used by Ottoma... Read Full Article:


June, 28, 1540 A.D.:
Indian King Seeks Assylum In Iran


Homayoon Shah, the Mughal emperor of India who was defeated in a battle against an Afghan warlord fled into the Iranian borders and sought asylum at the court of Safavi dynasty. India had entered a time of chaos and civil wars. Right after Homayoon Shah entered Qazvin, Shah Tahmasp of Safavi dynasty... Read Full Article:

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